Web EDI portal for FrieslandCampina Hungary
Dedicated Web EDI Portal buyIT for small retail clients
Nothing to implement, no additional costs, fully automated: effective immediately, small Hungarian retailers only need a PC with Internet access to order merchandise electronically from FrieslandCampina around the clock. Akos Pressing, project manager at EDITEL Hungary, explains the benefits of the solution his company implemented for Friesland: “The Web EDI portal buyIT was specifically tailored to the needs of FrieslandCampina. After logging on, retailers can select from the dairy product provider’s continuously updated product range, then review the order and submit it. All orders are transferred to FrieslandCampina via EDI and processed automatically, just like the ORDERS placed by large retail companies.”
The project went beyond the optimization of the order process for small retail clients. PDF/PKI e-invoices were also added to allow clients to create electronic invoices in EDI format as well as signed PDF documents. These signed PDFs can be easily viewed online and downloaded as needed.
We opted for a ‘holistic’ solution in order to harmonize processes in the long run for clients who use EDI and for those who don’t. Our goal was to make ordering and invoicing processes easier and more efficient, especially for small clients, and to ultimately increase our overall delivery and service quality. Zsolt Erdei, SAP & EDI Support Analyst at FrieslandCampina.
For FrieslandCampina, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the key element of efficient procurement of goods processes. Therefore, the company plans to exchange logistics information with as many business partners as possible in the future.
Benefits thanks to EDI for FrieslandCampina
- Online order portal
- Full integration into existing EDI processes
- Automated updates for product master data
- Customized display of product range, price lists and discounts depending on the client
- Available 24/7
About Royal FrieslandCampina
FrieslandCampina produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts in many European countries, in Asia and in Africa via its own subsidiaries. Dairy products are also exported worldwide from the Netherlands. In addition, products are supplied to professional customers, including cream and butter products to bakeries and catering companies. FrieslandCampina sells ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world.